Janine Davidson

Janine Davidson wins George Norlin Award for 30 years of academic, civilian and military service

Sept. 29, 2023

With every step of Janine Davidson’s (ArchEngr'88) combined 30 years of academic, civilian and military service, she has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the betterment of society and her community — precisely what the prestigious George Norlin Award stands for.

Climate & Incarceration Symposium

Assoc. Prof. Shideh Dashti & Prof. Abbie Liel on Incarceration in a Warming World panel, Sept. 29, 3-4:30, DLC 1B70

Sept. 29, 2023

Rain garden

Infrastructure inventories help cities compare stormwater strategies

Sept. 29, 2023

“Cities with more resources can lead on advancing knowledge and practice by monitoring and evaluating SCM (stormwater control measure) networks,” said Associate Professor Aditi Bhaskar, the study's co-author. “These cities can also benefit from learning about the approaches used by other cities, for example, to share information on effectiveness of approaches.”

Mobile home damaged in the Marshall Fire

Rebuilding after wildfire: Help is scarcest for those who need it most

Sept. 28, 2023

Before the Marshall Fire, Paul Chinowsky, professor emeritus in civil engineering, was collecting data and crunching numbers to map the low-income areas most vulnerable to climate-related disasters. In the aftermath of the fire, residents in mobile homes or in multifamily buildings have not received assistance as quickly as single-family homeowners in affluent areas.

Mark Hernandez in his lab

Can air purifiers help keep kids in school? New study seeks to find out.

Sept. 27, 2023

Mark Hernandez, SJ Archuleta Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, is co-leading a $2.2 million CDC-funded project with researchers at CU Anschultz to investigate the impact of classroom air purifiers on reducing student absenteeism.

Building destroyed in the Moroccan earthquake

Shideh Dashti: What Libya’s floods, Morocco’s earthquake can teach us about resilient infrastructure

Sept. 20, 2023

In this interview with Shideh Dashti, an associate professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, Dashti shares her thoughts on the recent and devestating floods in Libya and earthquake in Morocco, what engineers can learn from these events and how countries can build resilient cities.

Karl Linden receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

Karl Linden receives UVA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Sept. 20, 2023

Professor Karl Linden was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UV World Congress, hosted from Sept. 10-13 at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City hotel in Dubai. "It was one of the sweetest moments of my career," he said.

Taking water measurements in Boulder Creek

CU Boulder's civil and environmental engineering ranks in top 20 public undergrad programs

Sept. 18, 2023

CU Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering continues to gain national recognition for the quality of its undergraduate school education, earning the No. 15 spot in the U.S. News and World Report's Best School rankings for civil engineering and No. 8 for environmental engineering among public institutions for 2024. Architectural engineering is not ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

Yida Zhang

Yida Zhang’s CAREER award targets role of tiny grains in dam failures

Sept. 14, 2023

With the construction of increasingly taller dams, Assistant Professor Yida Zhang is concerned about the potential effects of soil grain breakage caused by pressure. He recently received a prestigious CAREER award to fund his research on the evolution of grain sizes in dams.

Amir Behzadan

Meet Professor Amir Behzadan

Aug. 26, 2023

Amir Behzadan is a professor in the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. He is also a fellow in the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS), where the Natural Hazards Center is located. Behzadan completed his BS in civil engineering at Sharif University of Technology in...